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  • Galvanized Steel Sprinkler Piping

    Current Recommendations in the Fire Protection Industry The use of galvanized steel is an excellent means of preventing corrosion by oxygen under the …

  • NFPA 13 2019 and CPVC

    Exciting Changes Ahead There is always a lot of excitement surrounding the issuance of a new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard. Thi…

  • NFPA 13 Restructured

    2019 Edition New Format Aligns with System Design Process The 2019 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, will introd…

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    Alternate Protection for Rack Storage

    An Answer for Many Problems Including Sloped Ceilings When a localized portion of the rack has a commodity that requires a design basis greater than w…

  • Garages in NFPA 13R

    Protection Requirements Sprinkler protection in NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies, woul…

Galvanized Steel Sprinkler Piping

Current Recommendations in the Fire Protection Industry The use of galvanized steel is an excellent means of preventing corrosion by oxygen under the right conditions. The galvanizing process involves the application of a thin layer of zinc to the surface of steel to protect it from corrosive attack. Hot Dip …

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NFPA 13 2019 and CPVC

Exciting Changes Ahead There is always a lot of excitement surrounding the issuance of a new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard. This fall we welcome the 2019 editions of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- …

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NFPA 13 Restructured

2019 Edition New Format Aligns with System Design Process The 2019 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, will introduce a new era in terms of the format and layout of the standard. This reorganization was done to better match and align with the fire sprinkler …

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Garages in NFPA 13R

Protection Requirements Sprinkler protection in NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies, would appear to be straightforward, but with architects getting more creative with their designs, we are forced to seek assistance in navigating the nuances of the standard. The committee members have taken …

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Seismic Requirements for Vertical Pipes

It’s Not Just About Four-Way Braces When you think about seismic bracing for vertical sprinkler systems, your thoughts probably go straight to four-way bracing for risers. But there are several additional requirements that may come into play under the hanging and bracing requirements in NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation …

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Structural Support Bracket

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Not Part of the NFPA 13 Hanger Assembly I get many technical questions regarding code and standard jurisdiction for the structural support bracket. The answer to these questions varies, but usually includes both the building code and NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, for different reasons. In …

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BlazeMaster Receives New UL Certification

Two Years of Research and Development It’s only a certification to UL 1821, Standard for Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection Service, but it represents two years of research and development on the part of BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems. BlazeMaster Pipe & Fittings has updated its UL certification …

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Seismic Bracing of CPVC Pipe

Don’t Overlook This Requirement Fire sprinkler systems in areas subjected to seismic activity – earthquakes! – must be provided with a means to protect them from damage. The ability of the seismic protection to keep the sprinkler system operational after an earthquake is a matter of some significance and is …

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Jumping Into the Fire?

Considerations Before Entering the Fire Alarm Systems Market More and more fire sprinkler contractors are looking to the fire alarm systems market to add a new stream of revenue to their businesses as well as to help differentiate their service capabilities from that of their competitors. It seems logical, doesn’t …

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